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Cook named VP transportation, safety at Reading & Northern


The Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Co. has appointed Thomas Cook as vice president transportation and safety.

Cook joins Reading & Northern from CSX Transportation, where he retired in January after a 30-year career with CSX and Conrail.

From December 2010 until his retirement, Cook served as assistant superintendent at Curtis Bay Piers, Md., where he led daily operations. Prior to that, he held positions in operations at CSX and sales and operations at Conrail, Reading & Northern officials said in a press release.

In 2008, Cook was awarded CSX's Chairman's Award of Excellence for success in developing a culture of safety and mentoring new managers while he was a trainmaster in Indianapolis, they said.

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